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Blue + Red: A Classic Combo

Ever since I first saw Godard's Pierrot Le Fou I was obsessed with the idea of a single color palette dominating the overall direction of a movie. A true dedication to the love of France and its blue, white and red flag. The colors just pop out off the screen, as do Jean-Paul Belmondo and Anna Karina of course. Every detail was carefully thought out - the wardrobe, the set design, the props, the makeup; each contributing greatly to the overall aesthetic.

Lately, I've been picking up on this palette in some of my most favorite rooms. Quelle surprise! These primary colors provide a bit of pop to decor, tile, paint, wallcoverings and textiles in unexpected ways. I love playing around with different tones and shades of red and blue to create something derivative and unique. There are limitless directions it could go and something that will forever remain chic.

Here are a few of my favorites of late...

Top images (left to right): moku cake shop in Kagoshima, Japan via @jorge.khawam; kids bedroom by @studiogiancarlovalle , photo by @stephenkentjohnson; guest bedroom by @peterdolkas

Bottom images (left to right): design by @metacoleman_, photo by @hannahacarpenter; bathroom design by @garzainteriors for @harrisvintage, photo by @mattigreshaminteriors; Palazzo del Bo in Padua designed by Gio Ponti, photo by @JasperFry


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